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about the new tech knowledge offered at the -- technology offered at the center. the fda approved cutting edge technology is a first for our area and a giant leap forward for the former greater southeast community hospital. >> first of all, the radiation dose is half of the standard mammogram. and number two, the detector itself is twice, three times, more greater in density compared to standard mammogram technology. so that the image quality is superior to standard mammograms. >> reporter: microdose works using a foeton detector. that helps to produce a sharper more clear image of the breast. >> this actual piece moves across the breast. like a fan. and so every picture that every x-ray beam that comes out is perfectly focused from here to the breast tissue to the detector. >> reporter: while maintaining quality and accuracy, dr. tu says studies show cutting the radiation in half also lowers the small risk of radiation induced breast cancer. one less methodical concern for -- medical concern for his parents who come from d.c -- patients who come from d.c. wards 7 and 8 and boardi
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